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    Default What can you do about never ending diarrhoea?

    Hi,
    My DS2 who just turned 1 has had the runs for 10 days now. I have done everything that you do - followed the BRAT diet, cut his milk bottles and giving him small amounts more frequently instead of large bottles. Some days he starts off with soft stools and then they turn runny, sometimes they are just runny all day. I am now also having to change him twice overnight as well.

    I delivered a stool sample to pathology today so hopefully will have the results by the end of the week but is there a point when it becomes a serious problem? Do Dr who referred for the stool sample but didn't seem that bothered. Everything goes through him. I just want a day without having to deal with this. And not to mention work as I can't send him to daycare so that is suffering as well. I am getting to the stage where I am going to lose my s### at someone.

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    is he on formula? have you recently changed anything in his diet? when my toddler has the runs, I give them novalac diahorrea formula for 5 days and it gets him back on track.

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    He is still on formula. I was in the process of swapping over to milk but think that will do more damage than the formula!

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    he might be lactose intolerant.. I had to change my dd to soy milky (which is a bit sweet) as she wasn't quite intolerant but lactose sensitive. my ds2 however is on rice milk... I've tried soy, A2, Lite, Soy, Almond and so far Rice milk has been the best. it's a bit thin as far as milk goes but it has made him regular.

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    Same as pp. Rice milk is the best we have used so far.
    Give it a few days to work out what was in his system then you should be fine. If not its not the milk.

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    Can that happen all of a sudden? We have never had any issues until the past 3 weeks. His stool is getting tested for lactose intolerance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldencrumble View Post
    Can that happen all of a sudden? We have never had any issues until the past 3 weeks. His stool is getting tested for lactose intolerance.
    Happened to us a couple weeks ago when DS turned 1 we stopped the formula straight away and it stopped the never ending runs (he was having multiple baths a day). A couple days later I took him to the doc and he also had an ear infection

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    Worms?

    wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.

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    My dd had a bout of gastro and it took AGES to clear. Dr suggested she could be temporarily lactose intolerant which can happen because the gastro strips the lining of the gut. We went lactose free for 2 weeks and then slowly reintroduced dairy.
    We also had her poo tested but nothing significant came back. Just the run of the mill gastro I think. Hope it clears quickly for your little one.

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    Oh and I hear you about being over it.. We were practically housebound for a while there. Every time I got her ready to go out I'd have to change her nappy!


 

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